Paul Micallef Grimaud


Partner | Malta

Paul Micallef Grimaud is a Partner at Ganado Advocates and heads the firm’s intellectual property, TMT and data protection practice group. Paul’s focus is dedicated to counselling and assisting clients in the media, technology and entertainment space on the legal aspects of their operations and to representing them in court and arbitration. The team that Paul leads is regularly involved in the drafting and negotiation of IP assignment, licensing and management contracts, advising on content and end-user related matters, registering and enforcing IP rights, and assisting with data protection and regulatory compliance.

Paul is a warranted advocate and regularly represents his clients in arbitration and litigation proceedings relating to intellectual property infringements, anti-counterfeit measures, trade mark and design oppositions, telecoms regulatory matters, media, slander and freedom of information disputes, data protection breaches and unfair competition cases.

Paul has a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence and Innovative Technology and is regularly involved in the drafting of laws, strategy and policies surrounding this area of law.

Paul was elected to the Chamber of Advocates in 2023 where he occupies the post of Vice President for the Professional Advancement and is President of the Malta Institute of Privacy Law (MIPL). He is a member of ECTA’s Law Committee and also acts as external examiner at the Civil Law Department of the Faculty of Laws.


English, French, Italian, Maltese

The team ‘are always available and ready to assist. Very professional and a pleasure to work with, especially Paul Micallef Grimaud.’ Chambers Europe, 2023

Career & education

  • Ganado Advocates, Partner: 2016
  • Ganado Advocates, Senior Associate: 2010
  • Ganado Advocates, Associate: 2008
  • Malta Communications Authority, Senior Legal Advisor: 2004-2007
  • Master of Arts (Human Rights), 2003 (Malta)
  • Doctor of Laws (LL.D), 2002 (Malta)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A), 1999 (Malta)
  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta
  • Member of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association
  • Law Committee Member of the International Trademark Association
  • President of the Malta Institute of Privacy Law
  • Vice President of the Chamber of Advocates

Latest insights

January 25, 2024

by Paul Micallef Grimaud

October 27, 2023

by Paul Micallef Grimaud